Annual Fund Drive 2017
Our mission is to provide the best person directed care possible to Evergreen Community residents, regardless of their resources, and to continue this mission we rely on the generosity of individuals like you. Your contributions help us enhance the lives of those we serve. Our promise to you is we will ensure your financial support directly impacts Evergreen residents through services and enhancements that contribute to a more meaningful life.
A son of a resident of Evergreen Community shared a conversation he had with his mother. While waiting to leave the hospital his mother said, “You’re not going to make me move into a nursing home, are you?” He said, “Mom, you’re going back to Evergreen.” She replied, “Oh good! I’m so glad I’m going home!” When she arrived back at Evergreen Community from the hospital she waved her hands and said, “I’m home!”
An Evergreen employee shared, “It brought tears to our eyes hearing that. We love that many of the residents don’t see Evergreen as a nursing home. It’s just their home.”
At Evergreen, we lift up individuals 365 days a year in their home with dignity and respect. It is a balancing act due to stagnant Medicaid reimbursement rates and rising supply, equipment, and wage costs. The purchase of new therapy equipment is planned for the first quarter of 2018. However, it will only be successful if we can raise the necessary $10,000 from generous individual donors like you.
Our plan is to purchase a Sit-To-Stand Trainer and a StepOne Recumbent Stepper with the funds from the Annual Fund Drive. We would like to be able to provide a greater level of safety and mobility for those individuals living at Evergreen. The Sit-to-Stand Trainer actively assists the standing motion with support at the knees, trunk, and arms. It provides graduated support of the standing and sitting motion even in individuals who have not stood in years to enable safe, effective strengthening of weight-bearing muscles. The StepOne Recumbent Stepper helps to counteract gradual weakening of lower extremity function and to recover strength, endurance, and range of motion by training the lower and upper extremities. Together the equipment enhances the independence and dignity for individuals by improving the ability to stand, transfer, and maintain optimal independence. '